2013 MANNI NOSSING GRUNER VELTLINERManni Nossing
Producer: Manni Nossing
Grape: Gruner Veltliner 100%
Pronunciation: ‘Grune-er Velt-liner’
Region: Sudtriol, Alto-Adige
Zone: DOC Alto Adige
Asking other Alto Adige producers for their ‘hidden gem’ winery in the region, and many will tell you of Manni Nössing. Pre his first vintage under his own label, Manfred ‘Manni’ Nössing was selling the fruit from his own vines to famous local co-op Abbazia di Novacella. Even in his first few years of production, the wine was only sold in Italy until mounting pressure persuaded him to allocate some of his wine for export. His tiny winery has, since 2000, been producing some of the most highly regarded (and hard to get) wine from this ‘Austrian corner’ of Italy. An untrained winemaker, Manni has however embodied the region’s trend towards impeccably clean winemaking with a hand’s-off approach, and it shows in his gorgeous wines of pristine clarity, fruit purity and a mineral lift. He has since expanded his vineyard holdings, still only just 5 ha in total.
Tasting note: Manni's Grüner Veltliner smells of orchard blossom, green melon, fresh savory herbs, white stone, and a dash of spice. Luxurious flavors contrast with a finish that's mineral-tinged and lipping-smackingly bright.
Growing System: Guyot
Soil Composition: Sandy, Granite
Production: Temperature-controlled fermentation 50% in stainless steel vats, 50% in 30-hL, 5-year-old acacia botti lasts about 10-12 days. After fermentation the wines age on the fine lees for eight months
Alcohol (%) 13%